Man United starlet reveals text message from Jose Mourinho

Paddy McNair reveals that Jose Mourinho has sent him a good-luck message ahead of Euro 2016

Paddy McNair has revealed that Jose Mourinho send him a good luck message ahead of Euro 2016 following the Portuguese coach’s appointment as Manchester United manager.

Mourinho was appointed as the Red Devils’ new boss last month after relentless speculation linking him with the Old Trafford job.

The Portuguese coach as already quickly set about getting down to business at Old Trafford as United announced the first signing of the summer by wrapping up a deal to land Eric Bailly from Villarreal on Wednesday afternoon.

And McNair, who is on duty with Northern Ireland ahead of Euro 2016, has revealed that Mourinho was quick to send him a message wishing him luck ahead of the game.

Speaking at a news conference on Friday, the 21-year-old McNair said: “He sent me a text message wishing me good luck for the tournament – that was nice of him.

“I’m sure he’ll be watching and I’ll be trying my best and hopefully he likes what he sees.”

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